5 things to know for your new day – Friday, November 6

02:06 - Source: CNN
Egypt increases airport security
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Donald Trump keeps on keeping on. The Air Force suffers a costly accident. And happy days are here again on Wall Street.

A standoff begins. … A campaign ends. … And planes are turned around. It’s Wednesday, and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.


Flanagan’s fail: Vester Lee Flanagan carefully planned his live-on-TV murder of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. That careful planning extended to his getaway, but it apparently was a text message that was his undoing. A search warrant reveals sometime after the killings, Flanagan sent a text message to a friend making reference to doing “something stupid.” The text may have given police Flanagan’s cell number, which could be used to track him.

02:06 - Source: CNN
Egypt increases airport security


The sum of all fears: The Paris attack’s still fresh on our minds, and we’re easily spooked. It’s only natural. Last night, “serious plans for explosions” forced the evacuation of a soccer stadium in Hanover, Germany. It turned out to be nothing. Then later, not one but two Air France flights from the U.S. to Paris were diverted because of bomb threats. They too turned out to be, thankfully, nothing. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday this is not the new normal. But it is. Just like it was after 9/11. And that’s OK.

02:13 - Source: WLS
Police: 9-year-old targeted in gang shooting


Everything but the kitchen sink: In the game of global whack-a-mole, the world’s throwing all it’s got at ISIS. Russia’s waving $50 million for info on those who brought down the Metrojet plane (Read: ISIS). British PM David Cameron wants Parliament to OK airstrikes inside Syria (Read: ISIS). And at the G20, Putin and Obama flashed toothy smiles – their frostiness giving way to a common interest (Read: ISIS). But here’s the rub: As Nick Paton Walsh points out, the only one likely to beat ISIS is ISIS. But it’ll take a long, long time. Sigh.

01:26 - Source: CNN
Ben Carson: I'm not going to expose former classmates


It’s been real: Surprising no one, Bobby Jindal has bid adieu to his presidential aspirations. “I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time,” he said. Ya think? The Louisiana governor never topped 2% in any CNN/ORC poll. Meanwhile, the guy sitting pretty at the top of the pile – Ben Carson – says foreign policy’s been a learning curve for him but he’s getting the hang of it. Because, you know, it’s not brain surgery.

05:52 - Source: CNN
Bush 41 blasts Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography


Reduced: Sentencing reform has been a popular battle cry on both the political left and right lately, and all of that talk is about to turn into some action. As early as this month, the federal Bureau of Prisons will grant early release to about 6,000 inmates. It’s the largest mass release in the bureau’s history and was spurred by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders last year and made the change retroactive. Sentence reductions are not automatic; federal judges will consider public safety before deciding to reduce an inmate’s sentence.